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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 4, . 1920
iTED SURGEON, DIES
All Over World. .
DEATH IS IN LONDON
"Work Don Tor British Government
in South Africa in 1913.
LON'DOX, July 4. Major-General
"William C. Gorgas, ex-surgeon-general
of the United States army, died
at an early hour this morning.
General Gorgas was considered one
of the world's foremost authorities
on military medicine and surgery. He
fought and defeated the malarial
mosquito in Panama and thus made
possible the building of that great
waterway. He dislodged yellow fever
from its century-old stronghold in
Havana, and under the direction of
the United States government and
the Rockefeler foundation supervised
campaigns against that dread disease
in Central America, Peru and Ecua
dor. At the Invitation of the British
government he went to South Africa
in 1913 to establish sanitary condi
tions in the Rand, as a result of
which he received high honors from
the medical profession In London and
Oxford university conferred a degree
Services Much Sought.
In the last ten yeara his services
were sought to give battle to plagues
In many parts of the world. When
the typhus epidemic began in Serbia
in the war an effort was made to
have him undertake the campaign
against it. but at that time he was
needed to direct the medical and sur
gical work, for the American army
He was decorated by the French
government and made a commander
of the legion of honor and knighted
by King George of England, the
latter for, as the king expressed it
to him, making possible the construc
tion of the great canal.
In the days of the old French
company which attempted to build
the canal, tropical diseases annually'
claimed one-fourth of all its workers.
The French were powerless before
When General Gorgas became gen
eral sanitary officer of the canal
commission, the annual death toll had
been reduced but it was still diffi
cult to obtain the vast army of work
men necessary and to care for those
disabled by malaria, yellow fever and
Systematic Campaign Waged.
In nine years, by a systematic
campaign for the destruction of the
mosquito. General Gorgas virtually
drove these diseases from the isth
mus. When he gave up the work to
accept the post ot surgeon-general in
the army in 1914, deaths among the
canal workers had been reduced to
five for each thousand annually.
Congress, in recognition of his
achievement, made him a major
gtneral and the world hailed him as
on of tho great men of medical
In recognition of his services he
was made a member of the Isthmian
commission and served as such until
he was mada surgeon-general.
His work . In combating yellow
fever in Havana began when he went
to Cuba with the rank of major in
the Spanish war. When tho war ended
he remained as sanitary officer of the
Inland. Havana, had been for more
than a century the focus of yellow
fever infection for all of the northern
hemisphere. When he left Cuba In
1902 the island had been cleaned up
and Havana, where previously from
300 to 1200 had annually succumbed
to yellow fever, since has been virtu
ally free from the disease.
"Reconstruction" I'lnn Offered.
While in the canal zone General
Gorgas visited Guayaquil and mapped
out a plan to rid that city, long known
as the "pesthole of the Pacific." from
the ytllow fever scourge and his plan
was in proofs cf execution when the
groat war began.
Soon after the United States en
tered the world war General Gorgas
announced the organization of the ex
tensive system devised for the 're
construction" for soldiers crippled in
the war, which included the establish
ment of orthopedic hospitals behind
the firing linos In France, reconstruc
tion hospitals in the great centers of
America and thy retraining of crip
pled men and preparation for resum
ing their vocations or learning new
General Gorgas reached the ago
limit while still on duty in France
in 1918. When the war was over
he was retired from active service in
the army. Subsequently, in 1919. he
was head of the yellow fever com
mission organized by the Rockefeller
foundation, and in that capacity made
an extensive tour of Central and
South America to direct the work
of eradicating yellow fever from
sonic of its breeding centers, notably
in Peru and Ecuador.
King George of England conferred
upon him in Juno. 1920, the decora
tion of Knight Commander of the
Order of Saint Michael and Saint
General Gorgas was born in Mo
bile, Ala., October 3, 1S54, the son
of a confederate general. He was
graduated from the University of the
South in 1875. He was appointed a
. surgeon in the United States army
in 1SS0. While in London in June.
1920, on his way to South Africa to
again improve sanitary conditions
there, he was taken ill and it was an
nounced that he had previously suf
fered a stroke of apoplexy.
the swastika crcoa, the notorious
an ti-Semitic emblem sported by Pan
Germans as a sacred token of the
old pagan Teutons.
Numerous brass bands blared mili
tary marches as the Pan-German
10,000, goose-stepping most of the
way, arrived at the Bismarck tower
shortly before midnight. A corps of
trumpeters blared pacifist tunes en
titled "God, Who Let Iron Grow,"
and "Thus We Go Forward Into the
Hermann Battle and We Will Have
Revenge" the reference being to a
decisive battle when the ancient Teu
tons cleaned up Varus and the Roman
Then by the weird flare of pitch
torches enhancing the pagan char
acter of the midsummer night mountain-top
scene, one, Juergin von Ra
min, chairman of the German Na
tional league, delivered a militant, in
flammatory oration culminating in
the confident hope that "the day of
deliverance from shame and slavery"
was coming. Whereupon the mid
summer night re-echoed with 10,000
Hochs "for the future kaiser, the new
Hohenzollern." The playing of the
kaiser hymn and other imperialistic
tunes and cheering continued until
an early hour in the morning.
BIOS WILL BE RECEIVED
DELIVERY OF HIGHWAY BONDS
TO BE MADE JULY 2 6.
State's Indebtedness $14,743,750;
Assessed Valuation Nearly
SALEM, Or., July 3. (Special.)
Bids for state highway bonds in the
sum of $1. 500,000, authorized at the
1919 session of the legislature, will be
received at a meeting of the state
highway commission, to be held in
Portland July 20. Delivery of the
bonds, if the bids are acceptable, will
be made on July 26.
The rate of interest Is 4 per cent,
payable semi-annually, and the bonds
have already been approved by bond
ing attorneys employed by the state.
The bonds will be issued in denomi
nations of J500 each and will mature
serially, $375,000 October 1, 1925, and
a like amount each April 1 and OctOr
ber 1 thereafter. Principal and in
terest are payable at the office of the
In a statement accompanying the
call for bids It is shown that the
state's bonded Indebtedness at the
present time is $14,743,750, while the
assessed valuation of all taxable
property In the state is $990,435,472.17.
The bonded indebtedness of the
state, as segregated by the state
highway department, follows:
Rural credit farm loan, laws .of 1917,
Stat highway co-operative, laws of
State highway, laws of 1917, $6,000,000,
State highway, laws of 1920, $10,000,000,
. State highway co-operative, $2,500,000.
Oregon district interest, laws of 1019,
Proposed issue, laws of 1919. $1,500,000.
Total indebtedness, $14,743,750.
OUR STORE WILL
E SERVICE BEGINS
BIBLE STUDEXTS TO BE TRANS
PORTED IX BIG TRCCK.
LIBERTY TAX IS UNPAID
Frontiers of Czecho-Slovakia Arc
(Copyright by the New Tork World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
LONDON, July 3. (Special Cable.)
Czecho-Slovakia claims that it has
so far fulfilled all territorial clauses
enacted in the peace treaty. Apart
from the Teschen district, where a
plebesclte will take place July 12, Its
frontiers are definitely settled.
As regards the provision of the
peace treaty dealing with the lin
guistic rights of national minorities,
it has fulfilled them far in excess of
the provisions, granting the German
minority more linguistic rights than
they are entitled to according to the
peace treaty. Carpathian Ruthenia,
in accordance with the peace treaty,
has been granted autonomy.
As regards the financial clauses of
the peace treaty, especially its con
tribution known as the "liberty tax,"
amounting to 750,000,000 francs in
gold which is to be paid to the
allied reparation fund, they have yet
to be executed.
GERMANS VISIT SHRINE
10,000 CELEBRATE NIGHT FES
TIVAL IN BERLIN.
Incurutilcs Form Weird Torchlight
Procession In Accordance
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
BERLIN, July 3. (Special Cable.)
The greatest demonstration for the
kaiser and the empire since the re
public's .foundation took place re
cently, when 10,000, Pan-Germans
celebrated the mid-summer night fes
tival "according to an old Germanic
custom." The scene was the Bis
marck memorial tower perched -on
Mueggel Hill, the highest peak in
the vicinity of Berlin.
To this Bismarck shrine the incur
able 10.000 marched in a weird torch
light procession, proudly bearing the
old Imperial black, white and red
banners, most of them crowned with
REPUBLICAN CLUB ACTIVE
Plans Are Outlined for Campaign
in Marion County. .
SALEM, Or., July 3. (Special.)
Members of the Marlon county repub
lican central committee held their
first meeting since organization here
today. Addresses were delivered by
Mrs. C. B. Bishop, president of the
Women's republican club of Salem;
Mrs. Frank Southwick, Walter Tooze,
J. W. LaFoIlette of Quinaby. G. W,
Farris of Turner, and Ben Simpsdn of
Plans were partly outlined for the
November campaign and many meet
ings will be held throughout the coun
ty. "Strict harmony prevails in the
republican, ranks in this section of
Oreeron." said Walter Tooze. "We ex
pect to carry Marion county for Hard
ing and Coolidge by a large ma
Bank Sues on Notes.
A suit to collect on notes aggre
gating $65,950 was Instituted in the
circuit court yesterday by the United
States National bank against T. M.
Stevens company. Inc. One of the
notes dated back to September 15,
1919. Warehouse receipts for large
quantities of tapioca, raisins, milk
and rice were given as security. At
torneys' fees of $6550 are also asked.
Machine Will Make Rounds of
Montavilla Streets Every Sunday
From 9 to 1 0 o'clock.
The Montavilla Christian church Bi
ble school will establish this morn
ing an automobile truck passenger
service for carrying its students to
Sunday school, the service being
unique among churches of the city.
and the first of its kind, so far as
known, in Portland. At 9 o'clock
this morning the big truck will start
making its rounds of the Montavilla
neighborhood. It will stop at all the
important corners of that section to
pick up children and carry them to
the church in time for the Sunday
school, opening at 9:45 o'clock. Every
Sunday henceforth, according to an
nouncement of Re. Carroll C. Rob
erts, pastor of the church, will see
the automobile truck making its
Yesterday afternoon the truck,
loaded with children made a tour of
the Montavilla neighborhood to ad
vertise the new free passenger serv
ice. Every street in Montavilla was
traversed. A big sign on each side
of the car urged the citizens to
"Swat the slump bug," and advised
them that "This truck will make reg
ular trips every Sunday from 9 to 10
A. . M. All aboard for Montavilla
Christian church Bible school, cor
ner East Seventy-sixth and Gllsan
Burglar Suspects Arrested.
Enitaclso Duarte and F. J. Ayme,
Mexican laborers, were arrested yes
terday at Third and Burnside streets
on charges of larceny from a dwell
ing. The men were eaid to have
robbed the room of James Steel, 466
Overton street, on Friday. The in
spectors reported having recovered a
Phone your want ads to The Orego
nlan. Main 7070. Automatic 560-95.
U mi I1U
Eight-Pound Baby Girl Arrives.
Frank J. Streibig Jr., attorney of
Portland, is receiving congratulations
on the arrival of an eight-pound baby
girl. Mrs. Streibig, who was Miss
Daphne Stewart, is at St. Vincent's
hospital, and reported doing well.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
All dances taught in
8 thrfe-hour lessons.
Ladies $3, gentlemen $5,
at De Honey's beautiful
academy, 2 3d and
ners' classes start Mon
day and Thursday eve.,
advanced classes Tues
day eve.. 8 to 11:30.
Plenty or desirable partners and prac
tice. No embarrassment. Learn from
professional dancers in a real school.
All the latent steps taught. Open all
summer. Phone Main 7656. Private
lessons all hours. Call at once.
LINOLEUMS AND CORK
Cork Floor Products Co.
202 Broadway, Near Taylor
The Importance of
Our Ophthalmometer is one of the most scientific
eye-testing instruments m the world. With it we
can detect error of vision instantly.
Treating eye strain by means of suitable glasses is not
by any means so simple as it appears. The necessary
skill can only be acquired by years of close study and
There are so many opticians in the world and so many
people selling glasses that you are in a position to de
mand something better than the average, and we are
in a position to give it to you.
The necessary knowledge covers a wide field and in
cludes eye physiology and anatomy, physical and vis
ual optics in their advanced stages; also a practical
knowledge of lens grinding.
Our many years' experience in scientific eyesight
testing is at your disposal. Complete lens-grinding
factory on the premises.
SAVE YOUR EYES
Thompson Optical Institute
Portland's Largest, Most Modern, Best Equipped
Exclusive Optical Establishment
209-10-11 CORBETT BLDG FIFTH AND MORRISON
WORKS IN POISON OAK
AND IVY WITHOUT FEAR
(CTHE Laurel Hill Cemetery, of
A which I am superintendent,"
writes J. H. Brummette, of Spring
field. Or., "is full of poison oak. I
take it very easily. When I sent to
you for a bottle of Santiseptic Lotion.
I had had poison oak for five months.
I commenced using Santiseptic as
soon as I got it and kept working in
the poison oak. I am now entirely
cured, and, believe me, it certainly
takes something to even help me. I
had and have tried everything I or
anybody else ever heard of, includ
ing all kinds of guaranteed remedies.
Just simply time and money wasted.
Santiseptic certainly did the work."
Anybody who has ever experienced
the tortures of poison oak or ivy will
be grateful for the Information that
this extreme irritating annoyance is
no longer to be feared. The pain,
itching, fever and irritation disappear
almost like magic with a few appli
cations of Santiseptic Santiseptic
heals and prevents other skin irri
tations, such as sunburn, windburn,
chafing, fever and cold sores and in
sect bites. It is a remarkable sooth
ing and healing lotion. Men use it
after shaving and the women for tho
complexion and for baby's skin.
Santiseptic is easily procured at
most drugstores and toilet goods
counters and costs but 50 cents. Adv
fas y Terms - No Interest
In Honor and Memory of Independence Day
This Store Will Remain Closed All Day
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Discontinued patterns, broken lines and
odd pieces. Select one single piece or a
houseful. Even with prices reduced, Ed
wards will arrange to fit your individual
EASY TERMS NO INTEREST
Beautiful Assortment of Wicker
Both Flnlnhra Old Ivory and
F'.any Termn, o laterewt Even
Though Prices Are Reduced. Kd-
Genuine Reed Arm Chair, listered
old Ivory finish, terry 7 VLC
cloth cushion and back9lwvl
Ivory Reed Chaise Lounge with
beautifully figured ere- tfJCJ tft
tonne upholstering . . . . 9DD0 3
Frosted Brown Reed Arm Chair,
upholstered seat and tfJOO QC
back, now only iDtfJJ
Baronial Brown Fibr Wicker
Fireside Arm Ohalr, d00 "71
cretonne upholstered.. wO U
Old Ivory Fiber Wicker Arm
Chair, with reading pocket, cre
tonne cushion and
Old Ivory Finished Reed Sewing
basket; a dainty piece dQ QC
and a bargain at w3J
Old Ivory Reed Tabourette. has
13-inch 8 qua re top, ! 1 y Qfl
priced now at Hl.mJJ
Old Ivory Reed Hall Chairs, loose
cushion and back uphol. 07 Cfl
with Terry cloth I tdU
Baronial Brown Fiber Wicker
Sun-Parlor Rocker, for
only '. . .
Several Beautiful Living Room Pieces
EASY TERMS -NO INTEREST, TOO.
Tapestry Overstuffed Royal Easy Chair, back re- CO
clines ho any position wDtiOU
Very large and massive Tapestry Overstuffed Dav- X98 50
A very exquisite taupe velour Overstuffed Daven- COlO CfJ
port a real beauty for wuliJU
Overstuffed Chair, covered with taupe velour, trim'd dQQ fC
to match davenport DS7.vlvl
Tapestry Overstuffed Rocker with fireside back; a GCA CI f
big value OO'ttUU
Dainty Mahogany Period Parlor Suite, 6ettee, arm tf1Cl flfl
chair and arm rocker, now w ItOUV
Mahogany with Cane Davenport, beautiful shadow nQ Cfl
velour upholstery VmO I Uu
Tapestry Overstuffed Davenport, with three loose tf A A ff
.cushions, spring base, back and arms....... OlHiUU
Mahogany with Cane Arm Chair and Arm Rocker, with flJO 7ti
velour-covered loose cushions, each wOi( f O
Mahogany Frame with Cane Bed Davenport uphol- 1TJ tZf
stered with mulberry velour V 1 ( D.OV
Closely Woven Fringed Edged
Enjoy that shady snot, a ham
mock allows you to relax to the
rm'.w i.i ill! mill I!,
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EVERY FLOOR SHOULD
BE COVERED NOW
9x12 Fine Wool Wilton Rugs;
9x12 High-Grade Worsted Wilton
Rugs at Edwards
8:3x10:6 Fine Wool Wilton Rugs
S:3xl0:6 High-Grade Worsted
Wilton Rugs at Edwards
9x12 Beautiful Wilton Velvet Rugs
9x12 Axminster In a variety of pat
terns at Edwards, r.-VT."., 981.25, SO &
9x12 Seamed and Seamless Brussels
Rugs at Edwards ?:tl.50 to
9x12 Beauarts Grass Rugs;
9x12 Sanadorn Grass Rirgs;
SxlO Japanese Grass Rugs
9x12 Japanese Matting Rugs;
6x9 Japanese Matting Rugs;
9x12 Congoleum Gold Seal Art Rugs;
6x9 Genuine Linoleum Rugs;
Armstrong B Grade Inlaid Linoleum,
per square yard
Armstrong C Grade Inlaid Linoleum,
per square yard
Genuine Burlap Back Print Linoleum,
per square yard
Floortex, Feltex and Pabcolin, per square
-No In terent Even Though Prices Are
f'-)' 'y '""j' "
i .a vrf ra. i 1 i
Two-Inch Contlnaoaa Foit
Brass Beds at $39.50
Indeed, remarkable values are these fine, big Brass
Beds. All are TEST-RAKED LACQVER, satin finish;
filler rod and post caps are highly polished, giving to
these beds an unusually good appearance. The very In
teresting factor about Test-Baked-Lacquer-Satin-Finish
is the EASE you'll experience keeping them bright. A
clean dry flannel cloth will do it.
Garden Hose, Lawn Mowers,
Refrigerators 25 Off.
The Goods you need right now. Easy Terms, No Interest;
even the prices are one-fourth off.
IMLRLI.VK DE LUXE STEEL FABRIC
SPRINGS DOl'lim BED SIZE
Tes. Interlink Steel Fabric, shape-retaining springs
that are braced at each end with helical coils and the
sides with heavy steel slats suspended on two extra
-White Enamel Iron Fds. .
-White Enamel Steel Beds.
-35-lt. Cotton Mattresses .
..BR.RS and JtlO.SO
. 14.75 and V1S.OO
Put up in polished wood
case, with mercerized lining.
One Butter Knife.
One Sugar Shell.
All forks and spoons are
made of nickel silver; knives
of high grade crucible steel..
All are plated with pure sil
ver and burnished, thus clos
ing the pores and hardening
surface of the silver.
Out-of-town folks. Inclose
25a extra to cover the aver
age parcel post stamps.
The mot needed and nnerol pieces are Included,
even the Tea Kettle Innrrt. which eliminate
buying an extra double boiler. Two-4tuart Lip
Sauce Pan rrplacen the aoup strainer ahovra In
the lower left corner of illustration.
Their bright-as-silver, smooth-as-glass finish
and seamless construction make it impossible
for sediment or grease to gather, either Inside
or out. Just pour on hot water and all pieces
are thoroughly and instantly cleaned.
Out-of-town Folks: Add 40c to cover the par
cel post, unless you want it sent by express,
Even though prices are reduced, you may se
lect one single piece or a houseful; Edwards
will arrange for you Easy Terms; N'o Interest.